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Ravishing Ravissant

The dress may be ravishing, but the name of it ravissant has nothing to do with that. It means in a half-raised position which is a good description of the assymetrical sculptural collar that makes this dress so ravishing.  A rich wine charmeuse from House of Beningborough – this is truly one of those gowns for the red carpets of life.

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Chicly Shiki

There are lots of good reasons to enjoy Shiki Designs clothing, but my number one reason is designer Shinichi Mathy’s bold use of prints and uninhibited mixing of patterns. Like Ulli from Project Runway, Shinichi can blend bold colors and patterns flawlessly and isn’t afraid to do so. While this dress has a more subdued color palette, the patterns are bold and work perfectly.

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All I Need Is a Beautiful Girl……

posted by Gidge Uriza

The song by Van Halen went through my mind endlessly as I went through this shots of Cajsa and I at Oubliette wearing our new gowns from Miamai. I have no idea since the song is about oogling girls at the beach and we couldn’t be further from it.

Perhaps it’s just because I thought we looked like beautiful girls.

The crystalline texture of the Cristallo dress were perfect at the winter wonderland at Oubliette. Don’t you think?

We haven’t done one together in a long time. We’ve got to do this more often, it’s fun.

Style Notes


Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
 ****STYLE NOTES******
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R
Poses:  Reel Expression
Skin: Belleza Jesse 11 R
Eyes: PXL Creations Glow Yellow Green R
Lashes:  Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
Hair: Tiny Bird The Killing Moon
Dress: Miamai Cristallo Silver
Shoes: Stiletto Moody Pinup R
Jewelry: Kraftika No 112


Photography by Cajsa Lilliehook
 ****STYLE NOTES******
Promotional Copies are denoted by a Bold R
Poses:  Reel Expression
Skin: Symphony Skin SSV3 Pink Diamonds Alto Tone R
Eyes: Poetic Color Lavender Fields
Lashes:  Lelutka Photoshoot
Hair: Mirone – Faye in Blonde

Dress: Miamai Cristallo Pink
Shoes: Miatreya Slinky Stilletos

Jewelry: Paper Couture – Pearl and Diamond Menagerie

Options, must have options!

Have you ever watched the Rachel Zoe Project? I confess it is a guilty indulgence of mine. I love fashion and so I can understand her someone out-of-kilter priorities. Much is made of her pet phrases like “Bananas!” and “I Die.” and the like, but they never seem to notice that there is one word repeated again and again and again in every episode – and that word is options. “We need more options!” is the theme of Rachel Zoe and her crazy staff’s lives.  Well, if she had this dress she would have many options in one. For example, the bodice can be worn like this with bare skin peeping out or….

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The Best of Second Life

Chryselda - a gown by Shai Delacroix of Casa del Shai

There’s nothing more amazing, thrilling and exciting about Second Life than the way folks pull together to help others. Whether on the small scale like with a microproject like the Have a Heart Campaign or the massive fundraising juggernaut of the Relay For Life, Second Life residents have stepped up to help time and again. Some of that is the way it fosters international connections. When some disaster happens on the opposite side of the globe, we know people who are there and affected by it. From brushfires to earthquakes to typhoons, SL residents have each other’s backs.  I received a message from Shai Delacroix that she had set up a Red Cross donation box at her store for relief for the people displaced by the flooding from the typhoon this weekend. I popped over to make a donation and a constant stream of people were coming in to do the same.

Shai is just one of many SL residents from the Phillipines whose friends and family are affected by this typhoon. She spents hours standing by the donation box last night so she could personally thank people.  She is also donating 50% of her sales to direct relief so you can dress up in beautiful gowns like the one I am wearing and also help the relief effort. We chatted for a bit and I wandered over to look for a gown to shoot for this blog post…so the fashion is after the cut.

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There's a Reason – For the Sunshine Skies

posted by Gidge Uriza

and there’s a reason that I’m feeling so high

must be the season when that love light shines all around us

So let your love flow…….like a mountain stream and let your love grow

with the smallest of dreams.

This one is for Rebel Hope and RH Engel.  This is my salute of respect for their creations and I hope that they remember that no matter what happens that is bad……..there is so much more good out there.

I hope everyone patronizes them in some way – not because you NEED something but as a gesture, that it doesn’t matter how much thieves copybot and steal – real customers will always exist, real customers will buy from you.

Our hearts are with you !

Style Notes

  • Skin – Curio Vixen Limon
  • Hair – Mirone – Faye in blond
  • Dress – Clara Bowe – REBEL HOPE
  • Shoes – Insolence – Marie Jeanne

Variations on a Theme in Purple

The names of classical songs crack me up. With few exceptions, the names are not designed for remembering. Luckily for me, I have some friends who are classical musicians and so have enjoyed more than one conversation where people toss about this “concerto in D Major” and that “concerto in E Major” and seem to know exactly what they are talking about. Now if this outfit were a musical composition, I might call it Variations on a Theme in Purple in A Minor – A as in Aphrodite Creations whose marvelous Perdu dress is the base of this outfit.

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Blogger Challenge: More to Love

Hybie challenged us to make a cute plus-sized shape and style it. I dawdled because I was busy on other projects – but last night I bit the bullet and got to it.  Trinny and Suzannah may object to the baby doll as one of their key lessons is to define the shape, not hide it. Nonetheless, I could not resist its powerful allure. The little dress from Fishy Strawberry is too cute and demanded to be worn NOW – and would not wait. I tried to wear something else, but it leapt out of my closet and ran around hollering  “wear me, wear me, wear me.”  Clothes can be so demanding sometimes.

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I did some tinting again. I can’t resist. This time it was the lovely white lace cardigan from Coco. She made it tintable on the sytem and prims – so the color choices for that single cardigan are infinite. I went with a deep rosy  purple that I really like with the side detail on the jeans – perhaps the cutest jeans on the grid. The shirt underneath is the incomparable Fearne top from MichaMi – whose detailed texture work is legendary. This top, though, is my favorite of all her work. The colors are so beautifully chosen and the depth of the textures are stunning.

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